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Desert

Of or pertaining to a desert; forsaken; without life or cultivation; unproductive; waste; barren; wild; desolate; solitary; as, they landed on a desert island. He . . . Went aside privately into a desert place. (Luke ix. 10) Full many a flower is born to blush unseen, And waste its sweetness on the desert air.

(Science: botany) (Gray) desert flora, an American mouse (Hesperomys eremicus), living in the western deserts.

Origin: cf. L. Desertus, p. P. Of deserere, and f. Desert. See desert.


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Why do Africans have large noses and lips?

Actually, African people are mostly living in the regions near the equator, and because of geographical reasons, there are many tropical desert, steppe zone, which result in hot weather, dry climate with little rain. So in order to adapt to the dry environment, people long living here have ...

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by Steven2015
Tue Feb 10, 2015 2:55 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Why do Africans have large noses and lips?
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Why do Africans have large noses and lips?

... is in the tropics, and except for the peaks of mountains in the Great Rift Valley, it never freezes. The continent's northern half is primarily desert or arid, while its central and southern areas contain both savanna plains and very dense jungle (rainforest) regions. Whenn it's really hot and ...

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by CandyTon
Sat Feb 07, 2015 3:37 am
 
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Metabolic Processes (Photosynthesis)

... are HERB-i-CIDE-s? So their name suggests they *kill* plants? However, the effects can be different 27. do you know what temperature there is in desert during day? What happens with water during such temperatures? Why do not "normal" plants survive on desert? 30. go on, focus!

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by JackBean
Tue Oct 22, 2013 8:50 am
 
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: Metabolic Processes (Photosynthesis)
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Metabolic Processes (Photosynthesis)

... b) Comment on the effect of this practice on the environment. 26.Explain why herbicides have such a deadly effect on green plants. 27.Desert plants use CAM carbon fixation, in which carbon dioxide uptake occurs during the night. The carbon is then fixed for use in the daylight hours, ...

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by Ninthprince
Tue Oct 22, 2013 1:38 am
 
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: Metabolic Processes (Photosynthesis)
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Is complexity inevitable?

... have come from a very small group of humanoids who had to cope with a sudden change in climate, which essentially turned their environment into desert, very fast. Given the very little time they had to adapt, it seems likely that selective pressure for high intelligence would be quite strong. ...

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by cakrit
Sat Oct 19, 2013 1:50 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Is complexity inevitable?
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